When did I get to be one of “those” moms?

Feb 01, 2006

#Depth and Faith

I think I have a problem. I recently became one of “those” moms. You know the ones of which I speak. The “My kid is the best ever!” and “ohhh, my kid is so perfect” and “she/he is such a joy having around. His poop smells lovely!”

WHEN? WHAT? HOW? did this happen people?

I still have some symblance of the bitchy post partum woman that I’ve come to know and love. Sure, she’s a little scraggly, flabby, and clueless at times, but overall, I’ve become pretty comfy in my new skin. (And, there’s a lot more of my new skin to be comfy in, btw.)


  1. Not such a bad thing… happy making fish & cleaning the kitchen. It’s the simple things, you know?

    It’s a big adjustment, isn’t it? Moving from the free & easy lifestyle to family life…  Totally hear you on that. Totally. And with the PPD. Totally hear you on that too!

    And hey, I’m glad you’re one of “those” moms!! You rock, sistah.  You’re a great Mommy.

    By Marie on 2006 02 01

  2. I think it’s great that you’ve become one of “those” moms. I’m sure it’s a much better place to be than hiding in the closet.

    But I don’t know how you ever got to the place where you started saying “I’m perfectly happy baking fish for dinner and cleaning the kitchen.”  What happened to the girl who would make plain gardenburgers on a bed of white rice with a shake of soy sauce and call it good?

    By Paige (CoraBelle) on 2006 02 01

  3. It’s all about BALANCE….(and I think it takes our whole life to figure it out!)

    By Amy_M on 2006 02 01

  4. You posted this before you’d had your Wheaties and coffee didn’t you? smile

    By Jamie on 2006 02 01

  5. Me gusta the simple things. It keeps me sane.

    By candice on 2006 02 01

  6. After reading the last post, this is funny.  Not funny bad, but funny in how we all have those moments where parenthood feels so blissful.

    By traci on 2006 02 01

  7. OH, it’s TOTALLY funny. I mean, since when do *I* have my shit together? Hrm? Yea. It’s a riot. And, well, now I know, it’s also a lie.

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2006 02 01

  8. To quote Martha…It’s a good thing!  There is no reason to not feel good about the person (mom) you’ve become.  I say yay you!

    By Charla on 2006 02 01